Great Lakes Sports Festival and more

Since the early days of Michelangelo, there have been dynamic parallels between art and the human form. The time and study of both can lead you into fascinating places with hard work, proper technique and the ability to believe in what can happen when the mind and the body connect.

This weekend, Erie is lucky enough to have an event showcasing the ultimate collaboration. Saturday, August 29th and Sunday the 30th the Great Lakes Sports Festival takes place at the Erie Bayfront Convention Center, and will present some of the finest athletes from a variety of disciplines right alongside some of Erie’s most hard working and talented Artists. Hosted by Jack Sullivan (NPC National Heavyweight) Owner of Erie’s REAL TRAINING & FITNESS and Gary Udit (NPC Regional Chairman) of Pittsburgh PA, the Great Lakes Sports Festival will highlight some of the greatest athletes from around the region. This unique festival not only champions athletes and people passionate about health and fitness, it appeals to the whole family (kids under 12 get free admission!) and offers an assortment of activities, vendors and events packed into this two-day Festival in Erie, PA.

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The Great Lakes Sports Festival will offer something for everyone, and took a lot of love and hard work to put together! Live events happening at the Festival cover everything from Body Building, CrossFit, Arm Wrestling, Power Lifting and more. The kids can get in on the action with football and soccer clinics, or a walk for charity.

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Visit www.realtrainingandfitness.com/festival/ to get details and links on how to get your tickets online (erieevents.com) or in town at the Erie Insurance Arena, view the schedule of events, hotel info, and everything REAL TRAINING & FITNESS. (Or pick up a flyer at REAL TRAINING or your local GNC)

>>SportsBlitz Video covering the Arm Wrestling Event and the Sports Fest

>>Facebook Event Page

11892215_838551069574650_649559661638587537_nNot only can you see a whole lot of sporting events, you can get a new tattoo and take your shot at a chance to win a $300 gift card to Erie’s own Mid-Town Tattoo.

11193377_10204252633816057_3527096120850542769_nLast year’s Great Lakes Novice Winner Brandy Artz is not only an NPC Figure Competitor, but an exquisite Artist at Mid-Town Tattoo. This year she isn’t competing in the Great Lakes (t-minus 3 months ‘til Kentucky Muscle!) and instead is doing something extra special to mark six years of tattooing… AT the Great Lakes Sports Festival! Brandy will be tattooing at the Festival and hosting her own contest to win a gift card and custom-designed tattoo.

****BRANDY’S RULES****

  1. Follow her on Instagram OR share her post about the contest from her Facebook/Twitter OR post a photo of you and her/her work linking to her page
  2. Must enter AT the Great Lakes Sports Festival– she’s bringing her trophy which will hold your entry with your name and number
  3. The winner is drawn at random! Lucky guy/girl’s design must be CUSTOM and if it does not amount to $300 the gift certificate cannot be split up/sold

iegearLocal retail clothing company IRON EMPIRE CLOTHING will be at the Great Lakes Sports Festival all weekend selling lots of exclusive awesome merchandise.

Iron Empire Clothing is for the tough minded, the strong willed, and relentless souls who are determined to live life on their own terms and create their empire at all costs. This is a universal brand for anyone and everyone. If you’re an athlete, musician, artist, model, or just an average hard working person striving to be the best you, this is for you. Whether you’re black, white, rich, poor, old or young, this is for you. Iron Empire Clothing isn’t just a brand; it’s a way of life.”

Support for Iron Empire has been growing in the area and around the country. What started as a small local clothing line by passionate husband and wife RJ and Jamie Messenger, being determined to help others, put out a great product and leave their mark, has spawned into something much greater. The brand represents positivity, boldness, kindness, and pursuit to “live life on your own terms.” With unique designs, a huge array of products, a whole lot of local love, and a group of people with a common goal, Iron Empire Clothing is a brand many can stand behind. Catch their booth all weekend at the Great Lakes Sports Festival. Say hi to RJ and Jamie and pick up your own IE gear! They’ll have shirts, hoodies, women’s apparel, sunglasses, bags, and workout attire.

>>>WEBSITE

>>>INSTAGRAM

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WHAT A WEEKEND, right? If you are in Erie and/or anywhere near (or far!) do not miss this special event. The Great Lakes Sports Festival only happens once a year, and this year’s is going to be like no other. Good luck to everyone who is part of this amazing Festival, and we’ll see you there!

-8BC

 

P.S.

THANKS AGAIN TO

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Steel guitars, dubbed beats, and an xmas extravaganza!

TOMORROW….. prepare yourselves!

SLOMO // Mike “Slo-mo” Brenner has been an innovator on the electric lap steel guitar for the better part of a decade with his electro-blues/hip-hop outfit Slo-mo. Thrilling countless listeners from festival stages to the Philly clubs they call home, the genre-busting group has built an impressive discography and an enthusiastic fan base along the way.

***Plus BROOKE SURGENER, innovative acoustic goddess! PROFOUND, Hip-Hop master-mind, spittin’ the illest flavor around this town, Funk collective DENNIS HENDERSON & FRIENDS, RnB/Hip-Hop MC/DJ babe NE’RICHA, and your 814 Bass Crew womp monster NATASK

@ The Crooked I 1013 State Street, Erie PA // $5, 21+ with ID

And then, REALLY prepare yourselves, for the full madness ensuing on Saturday… that’s right, it’s that time of year again…… CHRISTMAS IN JULY IS FINALLY HERE!!!!!!

(((Side note: we know the flier says Pittsburgh, but it’s really in Ohio! OUTDOOR VENUE! Address and details below)))

GATES OPEN @ NOON!!!!

@ Coal Hollow Amphitheater

43911 Hibbetts Mill Road, Wellsville, OH 43968

$25 at the door // 18+ with ID, 21+ with ID for Tiki Bar access & BYOB // NO BOTTLES!!!!! // no more than 1 case per car

 

See you guys soon!!!!! 😀

 

 

We boom later, plus a big announcement about XMAS IN JULY

Hello hello everyone…. we hope you’re all having a fanstastic day! We’re more than ready to throw it down for you guys tonight at the Crooked I for NatasK’s mid-week mash-up, and tonight he’s even bringing out the vinyls! You don’t want to miss out, it’s gonna be a lot of fun- good vibes, good times, and yummy drink specials

$2 Southern Tiers & $2 Vitamin Waters

Come get your dance on and drink up!!!! It’s SUMMERTIME! As always I’ll be streaming the night live on our channel BassBlogTV on uStream- join our crowd, chat with us live, and add to the BOOM!

On another note, as lots of you know, the 5th annual CHRISTMAS IN JULY celebration is quickly approaching. Usually, it pops off in Pittsburgh. But this year, they wanted to do it bigger and better than ever before. So on Saturday, July 28th, make the mini road trip to Wellsville, Ohio! Only about 2 hours from Erie and one hour from Pittsburgh…

This slammin’ outdoor venue is called the Coal Hollow Amphitheater. It’s on a gorgeous, HUGE piece of land, exclusively and perfectly prepared to hold the masses coming out to rage!!!! Check it out-

@ 43911 Hibbetts-Mill Road, Wellsville OH 43968

 

Wednesday wreckage, Thursday throttle….

WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY!!!! 814 Bass Crew takeover……

Come out to the Crooked I tonight for NatasK’s residency night-  Prepare to hear all sorts of danky tunes….. Hip-Hop, Classic Rock, maybe a little DnB, a splash of top 40, Down-tempo, Dance-hall? Maybe with some ill mash-ups thrown in there…. anything’s possible- so don’t miss out…

AS ALWAYS–   21+ with ID, NO COVER, and yummy drink specials from 10-12

Come bounce with us, you know you want to! We’ll have our merch for sale (snap-backs and t’s, fully stocked) and be broadcasting the night on our uStream channel BASSBLOGTV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the next 3 days will also be bringing the ruckus…. tomorrow night NOTIXX rolls back into town to smash up our Crooked Bass night with the whole crew- Matter, Ghost Alive, and NatasK.You know things get crazy when all these guys get together and throw it down on the decks…. come out to rage with us- no cover, no excuses! We heard IRON MAN might even make a special appearance…..

Friday, get out to Oasis Pub & Grille for special guest Louis Logic, one fine lady Ada Tate, and NatasK— big thanks to PROFOUND!!! Then come on out to Grotto Picnic park on Saturday for the second installment of FRESHFEST  This lineup is even better than the first, and it’s still $10 for all-you-can-drink and/or BYOB! 21+ of course. There will even be glass-blowing from the local shop here, Interglasstic. Super dope! So don’t fret because there is TONS of illness going down in the 814 these next few days, and for the rest of the summer…. we wouldn’t let you guys down. 😀   BOOM!